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Vitreously Detached Freak
Apr 13, 2005

Well Bob, my docs back from the reserves and while he is testing for lyme disease because of my nodes and twitches and didnt tell me if I should be concerned about my floaters and bad vision. I went to an opthamologist who told me I have a vitreous detachment which is odd for a 20 year old with no head trauma. While my 6 and 8 week tests were Neg. I can't help but wonder if I should see an H.I.V. specialist. The opthamalogist wants a blood sugar test but I recently had one that was normal. I don't think Diabities leaves lymph nodes swollen for months does it?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

You are correct: diabetes generally would not be associated with swollen lymph nodes. However, vitreous detachment would likewise not be associated with HIV disease seroconversion. I would suggest you follow up with your ophthalmologist regarding your eye problems and with your general doctor regarding your other symptoms. I doubt an HIV specialist would be helpful at this point, other than to offer reassurance and follow your tests until a definitive diagnosis can be reached one way or the other. At this point, the evidence would lean towards your being HIV negative.

Good luck!

Dr. Bob



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